Italian 'Olio Beato' Organic Olive Oil 500 ml. Olio Beato is 100% USDA Organic First Cold Pressed, Unfiltered, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, made from olives harvested in the countryside of the famous Valley of Bari, Italy.
The olive trees thrive in the Mediterranean climate zone, which produces ninety-five percent of the world's olive crop. Apulia is the region with the national production supremacy of olive oil in Italy. This is where this most exquisite "OLIO BEATO" is produced.
Since the olives are fragile and firmly attached to the tree, they are still frequently harvested by hand. Workers balance on ladders and climb into the branches, snatching limbs with one hand and combing with the other with plastic comb heads. They may use small hand tools to strip the branches or use their hands, which they protect by wearing gloves or taping their palms.
The harvested olives are taken immediately to the oil-mill. They are placed in a vat and crushed into a paste by eight-ton granite or stainless steel millstones at room temperature. Five kilograms of olives are needed to obtain one liter or 1 1/2 cups of olive oil.
After the pressing, the oil must settle and then be decanted into airtight glass lined silos to maintain maximum freshness and quality. The mill technicians taste the oil for quality and measure the acidity level. If an oil is found to have less than 0.8% acidity and is considered perfect in flavor and aroma, it is called "Extra-Virgin". This oil must have a richness and depth of flavor that captures the essence of the olive itself. This is the quality that "OLIO BEATO" has.
Best used at room temperature so that the rich flavor can be fully enjoyed. Great for drizzling over salads, vegetables and other cold dishes.
Italian olive oil (olio di oliva) is considered by many people to be the finest in the world, particularly those from Apulia. These oils are very rich with an intense olive taste, a peppery flavor and a deep, almost emerald green color with golden undertones.
Net wt.: 500 ml
Available in ¾ Liter, ½ Liter, and ¼ Liter bottles.